Mold Remediation in Commercial Buildings: Best Practices and Regulations

mold remediation in commercial buildings

Executive Summary Mold is a fungus that grows in moist areas, but its spores can move through the air, which can affect indoor air quality and cause this fungus to spread. Exposure to mold can cause health complications like respiratory issues and other concerns, so it’s important to address mold presence as soon as possible. […]

Common Causes of Mold Growth in Homes and Businesses

common causes of mold growth in houses and businesses

Mold is a normal part of our environment, existing almost everywhere in nature. Mold spreads through microscopic particles called spores. Spores are virtually everywhere, but they only grow in specific conditions. Under these proper conditions, mold can grow and spread throughout one area.  Consistent exposure to mold can lead to various health concerns, so it’s […]

How Long Does Mold Remediation Take?

how long does mold remediation take?

If you’ve ever stumbled upon an unsightly mold growth or a strong, musty smell, you’ve likely already sighed in desperation as you ask yourself, “How long does mold remediation take?” If so, don’t worry. You’re not alone.  While most people understand that mold remediation is critical in protecting their homes and their health, the timeline […]

Understand the Importance of Professional Mold Testing

understanding the importance of professional mold testing

Understanding the importance of professional mold testing is essential to ensure a healthy living environment, especially in a wetter climate like Portland. Professional mold testing is the process of identifying and analyzing mold growth in a home or business by trained and certified professionals.  By identifying the extent and type of mold growth, the potential […]

4 Types of Mold to Look Out For

4 types of mold to look out for

Have you ever walked into your home and noticed an unusual smell or seen strange spots littered across your walls and ceilings and wondered what they could be? If this is the case, it’s possible that you may have a mold issue you need to address today.  Mold is a fungus type that can grow […]

Mold Removal vs. Mold Remediation: What’s the Difference?

mold removal vs mold remediation

Indoor mold is a common problem in both Portland homes and businesses, as the city receives an average of nearly 34 inches of rain per year. Mold thrives in environments with a lot of moisture, and it can grow on many different indoor surfaces, including: Wood Paper products Fabrics and upholstery Insulation Ceiling tiles Paint […]

A Guide to Moisture and Mold Removal in Portland

a guide to moisture and mold removal in portland

If you’re starting to worry that you may have a mold problem at home, those worries may not be unfounded. A whopping 70% of households have some amount of mold growing in them. Low mold levels aren’t likely to cause serious problems, but that doesn’t mean that you should leave mold growth alone. Mold can […]

How to Identify Mold in Your Home

how to identify a mold issue in your house

According to statistics, 70 percent of homes contain mold. While not dangerous, mold in your home can potentially affect your health and the structural integrity of your house. While the occurrence of some extent of mold is very common, it is also controllable. Read on to learn about the cause, the effect, and the prevention […]

Residential Guide To Indoor Air Quality

indoor air quality

According to various studies, people in North America and Europe spend 90% of their time indoors. This makes sense as indoors is usually the place where we are most protected from weather and other dangers. However, we’re subject to health concerns involved with indoor air pollution.  A lot of contaminants can get into the air […]

Why Dry Fogging for Mold Remediation Doesn’t Work

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Mold is a common household issue affecting up to 70% of homes in Oregon. Even if your house is new, don’t think you’re not susceptible, as almost 30% of new or remodeled homes are affected by mold issues. Most people don’t know they have a mold problem until they start seeing the evidence of it. […]